This is the website of Idle Hands, a non-commercial project music recording studio. I set this site up in the interest of sharing knowledge, progress and examples of my work just for fun. If you are interested in learning more, then check out my Biography page.
With my Les Paul currently offsite, I decided to give the Tanglewood Tomkat an outing. It’s fitted with the Roland GK pickup so had a much overdue play with the GR55. The models are incredible. I modelled a Les Paul, Big Muff, Blues Driver amp, Marshall 8×12, SM57 combination in drop C (the tuning is … Continue reading Roland GR55 modelling -Deep Filth
Back in the spring, I set about putting together a guitar pedal board in order to explore different sonic tones and have a quality studio rig with which to record guitar parts. I had hitherto achieved very good results using the Boss GT-8 COSM amp and cab models and so an ampless solution was very … Continue reading Project Pedal Board #2
This is a project I have been working on for some time, as and when time or inspiration has allowed. Echofire is a band I was in a couple of years ago and this EP is something we started but never finished in the time I was in the band. Recorded and engineered by Tim … Continue reading Echofire – Run EP
Over the years, I have made a fair few recordings. Primarily at Voltage Studios, I have for many years made use of one of the resident guitar amps. This has always been a Marshall valve or valvestate. In most recent years a rather lovely JCM800. For my live rig, I have used a Boss GT … Continue reading Project pedal board #1